At 3:31 p.m. today, the Fargo Fire Department responded to a report of a deck on fire at 2560 55th Street South. The first arriving crew investigated and found smoke and flames coming from a 3rd floor deck. The deck fire was controlled and contained to a small area by an external fire protection sprinkler system. Fire crews on scene used a hose line to fully extinguish the remaining fire.
There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. A fire investigation was conducted and the cause of the fire was determined to be inappropriately discarded smoking materials. The total cost of the fire loss is unknown at this time.
The Fargo Fire Department responded with 17 personnel on 4 engines, 1 truck, 2 Command vehicles and the Fargo Police Department.
The Fargo Fire Department would like to remind everyone to properly discard smoking materials by making sure they are extinguished and discarded in a non-combustible container such as a metal container with a lid.